11/7/13

DEAR DIARY

i don't consider myself a journal-er. but i keep books. my books are where i put anything i don't want to lose or forget. concert tickets, plane/train tickets, quotes, pictures, things from magazines, cards from loved ones that touched me or inspire me, quotes & my thoughts on whatever is weighing down on me. sometimes i don't write or put anything down for a couple months, but i try to as much as possible. i love my books. they're a part of me.

i've made books since i was a sophomore in high school. my cousin, whitney, moved in with my mom & i my sophomore year, & she taught me about keeping books. we would spend hours looking through magazines, taking pictures, writing quotes & talking or watching movies, crafting our books away. i love to do it. it's one of my favorite hobbies. i feel refreshed after adding to one of my books & i love looking back at them to see what i was feeling & what it was that caught my eye when i was filling one. here's a look at my most recent book.  

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  1. I have similar "life books" and i haven't picked them up in a while... this post inspired me to start it back up again! i love the looks of yours. soo pretty

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    1. i'm so happy to have inspired you to start them again! i definitely have times where i don't do anything in my books. its hard to keep them up, but i love when i do!

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  2. i love this so much! i might have to steal your idea because all my keepsakes are painfully scattered and unorganized!

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    1. doo it! they're seriously the best & i think they're really fun to make !

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  3. these are absolutely gorgeous and i love that you say that you just keep up with them whenever you can. i feel that sometimes we get stressed about daily "dear diary"-ing, but really, just a way to keep up with yourself when you can is really inspiring and refreshing. this post is definitely inspiring a similar project to keep track of the odds and ends i have. thanks for writing this!

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    1. thank you! i try not to freak out if i haven't been writing in my books because if i make it a task then i hate doing it

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  4. i love this! i HAVE to do this! maybe if my journal looked as cute as this i would be tempted to open it more often?

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  5. Kerry... Those days were the best with you! So happy that you have kept it up and have created so much! You are one talented little girl and love you to baby size pieces

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  6. I'm definitely loving how unconventional and fun this book is! I love how things are ripped, washi taped, and scribbled! Too perfect! May just have to get into journaling :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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